The new open-access African Journal of Engineering & Technology launches, powered by ScienceOpen technology

The new open-access African Journal of Engineering & Technology launches, powered by ScienceOpen technology

Introducing the Sudanese Researchers Foundation

We are very excited to introduce our new cooperation with the Sudanese Researchers Foundation (SRF). SRF is a Sudanese NGO focusing on advancing scientific research in Sudan and increasing the capacity of Sudanese researchers. ScienceOpen and SRF have collaborated to begin a new journal within the ScienceOpen platform, making it the second journal to be completely powered by ScienceOpen. The support provided by ScienceOpen will include a manuscript submission and peer review management system, production tracking, editorial operation support, open-access hosting, metadata services, and promotional campaigns for SRF’s new journal, the African Journal of Engineering & Technology (AJET).

Mission and Scope of AJET

AJET is an open-access, peer-reviewed, and multidisciplinary journal that aims to serve as a platform for researchers, professionals, and policymakers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss and disseminate applied research in engineering and technology that addresses Africa’s sustainable development. Contributions published in the Journal address Africa’s development through sustainable engineering and technology and present solutions based on critical reviews, case studies, and qualitative and quantitative research. The Journal recognizes the importance of a multidisciplinary (and sometimes even cross-disciplinary) approach when tackling Africa’s complex challenges such as poverty, climate change, energy access, water resources management, energy-water-food nexus, and the urban environment. The editors of AJET call for submissions in a broad domain of areas, including:

  • agricultural engineering
  • computer sciences
  • information systems
  • energy engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • chemical and petroleum engineering
  • civil and environmental engineering
  • materials science 
  • engineering management

The Sudanese Researchers Foundation is really thrilled to announce this partnership with ScienceOpen for hosting our inaugural journal! Our mission at the SRF has always been to empower scientists and researchers in Sudan and Africa and emphasize the role of scientific research in Africa’s development. With the launch of AJET, we aim to develop a platform for disseminating applied research that highlights pathways towards sustainable development in Africa. Launching this journal is one of the most important and long-awaited initiatives of the SRF and will be instrumental in showcasing the research output of Sudanese researchers and scientists. We are really thankful to ScienceOpen for their support in developing a customized publishing solution that suits our needs. We believe that ScienceOpen’s extensive expertise in open access publishing will be pivotal in the success of this journal and we look forward to further collaboration in the future.

Dr. Anwar Dafa-Alla, Founder & Chairperson of the Sudanese Researchers Foundation

ScienceOpen builds blinded peer-review capacities onto the platform

While ScienceOpen has experience in creating and running the operations of UCL Open: Environment, AJET will be the first hosted journal within ScienceOpen performing blinded peer-review with the ScienceOpen technology. ScienceOpen’s technical partners have built the infrastructure to perform all services necessary for the AJET editorial workflow during the blinded peer-review process, opening up new possibilities for publishing on ScienceOpen. This new infrastructure makes ScienceOpen capable of providing more diverse publishing solutions for all types of publishers.  

We are proud to support the research community in Sudan in developing a new journal for sustainable engineering solutions. The ScienceOpen technology can provide a state-of-the-art home for this new journal and best metadata practices for the widest possible distribution. We really wish AJET great success in helping shape a more sustainable future.

Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen

Supporting the Sudanese researcher community

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By powering AJET on ScienceOpen, AJET’s publications will be integrated in the open, interactive discovery environment of ScienceOpen which will increase its dissemination while simultaneously connecting Sudanese researchers to the global scientific community. ScienceOpen’s next-generation publishing and networking capacities will enable communication in an open and transparent manner between Sudanese researchers. This will bolster the Sudanese researcher community, ensuring continuity and the transfer of knowledge to future generations of researchers in Sudan.

Interested in starting your own journal on ScienceOpen? Get in touch with Stephanie Dawson ( or Stuart Cooper ( and we would be happy to discuss!

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